Number 7 in our household and we’re on hold until after my surgery. I took four of them to the vet today. I don’t know which of us was happier to get home and relax! All got shots, one scheduled to be spayed next week and one needs a puppy tooth pulled, also next week. Then I won’t have to go back until next month when Bandit gets the last of his shots and gets neutered. Hopefully by then I’ll be driving and it won’t be an issue. Poor baby gets car sick. Usually he just drools but today he was in the car so long (I took a wrong turn) that just as we pulled into the driveway he chucked his entire lunch. Everyone (except me, who could use a break right now) is sleeping. All I can hear is their light snoring and the fan on my laptop. This sure doesn’t happen often; guess I wore them out. Sure wore me out!
Is this a face only a mother could love? Well, I guess that’s me then. Poor baby. No teeth, 13 years old, tiny and scared to death. Meet Jamie. I put a hold on her tonight; will find out tomorrow if we get her Not that we NEED another one but I can’t let them euthanize her when she still has her senior years left to enjoy. I don’t have any idea what her life has been like before but she’s still alive at 13 and she’s heartworm negative, so I’d think someone has loved her for a long time. Now we’ll love her the rest of her years.
I had my nuclear stress test today. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be but I sure am glad it’s over. It could have been worse but the employees at the clinic made the day not only bearable but pleasant. I was stressed in more ways than one but it’s done. They’re going to call me Tuesday with the results. Only one more item in my preop checklist so it’s almost over. Thanks Gods!! I only have 6 more days to work and a meeting to attend one day. That doesn’t sound so bad.
Update 1/20/11: The shelter called me today about Jamie. Seems there was a lady there who really, really wanted her so they asked me how interested I was in getting her. I told them I was just going to help her (as usual) but if the lady was going to adopt Jamie then by all means to let her go. I know I’d want someone to step aside if I just fell in love with a pooch and it’s easy to fall for this one! Sometimes you just have to step aside and let Life happen. I wish Jamie well, and the other lady who loves her, too.
Bonnie and Aidan both left home today, hopefully for greener pastures. Their new owners seemed happy but it sure is quiet in here! I did cry when Aiden left; I knew I would but I think his new daddy will be good for him. His son has cerebral palsy, is in a wheelchair and loves dogs. His dog has passed away and he’s been wanting another. I’m glad we could accomodate him. Hope it works out. We sent Aidan out in a crate so he would have a safe place to go to when he gets scared. Hope it helps. I miss him. Bonnie went gladly with her new daddy; she seemed like she’d been waiting for him. Tail wagging and hopefull eyes was all I saw when he walked in the door. That was a good sign.
Ronnie has already crashed even though it’s only 7 P.M. and I’m thinking that I might follow suit soon. I am tired and it’s been a long day. I spent most of the day getting my pre-op appointments taken care of. Still have 2 more days of it then all the prep work will be completed. It’s such a pain to sit in doctors’ offices all day waiting to get called in. I hate that they think their time is more valuable than ours. Won’t do much good to bitch; they’d just say to find another doctor and I really, really want this particular surgeon on my case so I just sucked it up and endured the crap of dealing with his office staff. The things we do to get what we want! Whine. Whine. Whine.
We got an unexpected gift Sunday evening. Bonnie’s new mama has to have surgery so can’t keep her since she’s a single mother and will have no help. She loved Bonnie and really hated to give her back, and I can understand that….Bonnie is a real sweetheart. In the picture above she was telling Ronnie how her heart was broken, but Ronnie told her not to cry because Daddy still loved her. By the time I got home from work Monday morning at 6 A.M. all her tears were dry and she was so happy to see me that she tinkled on the floor. Now that’s happiness there, bubba! When’s the last time your spouse was so happy to see you that they tinkled on the floor? …That’s what I thought.
Last night was the last night shift I’ll have to work for a week, and I’m not saying it was my worst ever shift at work, but it was up there in the top 5 or 10% of my almost 28 year career at this place. We had problems stemming from places in the company that I wouldn’t even have been able to point to on a map which boiled down to trouble for us. Then, while we were shutting some equipment down it caused something else to go haywire, and then the shit was on the rest of the night. The general consensus was to go straight home and hit the hooch. Liquor might not make last night any better but a good stiff drink could make you feel better all over , and help you to come to terms with the situation that caused the stress to begin with. Carried too far, it could actually make it worse or even get yourself fired.
When I was younger and stupider, I’d just take it out on others. I think I’ve taken it out on others enough. So it’s time for us all to take the blame for our parts and let others do what they were responsible for. That way no one gets blamed for it all. I HAVE SPOKEN! So, there!
Update at 6 P.M.: There is a new gentleman coming for Bonnie tomorrow evening. He sounded so happy that he’d found her. He has a 15 year old daughter who’s wanted a dog for a while but he kept putting her off. He said tomorrow is her birthday and when she wakes up she won’t have a present but she’ll have one tomorrow night! Wow, how cool is that? And they have a pet door and a huge fenced yard and he’ll finish all her medical. Sent from Heaven? I hope so!!!!!!!
I read a tech article last night that says that Facebook’s days are numbered. I understand that nothing lasts forever but I have really enjoyed getting a glimpse into my friends’ and family’s lives, and now am interacting with the rescue community so I can help in more ways than I could if I didn’t have the information. How else can you put 50 people in one place with information to share out to all their friends, which goes to their friends, etc.? We can telegraph needs of animals in other states from the keyboard of a laptop. I love being able to help, especially for the ones who need so much and have no way of raising enough money for their care. It not only helps the animals but also the people who have taken their time, sweat and tears to rescue a defenseless animal who otherwise would surely perish.
I think this will be particularly good for me now that I’m going to be recuperating from surgery for 3 months and won’t be able to foster any of my own. At least I’ll be able to “keep my hand in” and not totally lose track of where I’m needed, who needs what, and where I can still save a life, provide a shoulder or lend a helping hand even when I can’t be there physically.
We are in the midst of an Arctic cold front blowing in so I’m going to cut this short today in case I lose power and lose my entry. I hope everyone is doing well and keeping their toesies warm………c